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Meraki Takes Wired Network Routers to the Cloud

Jan 13, 2011, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The traditional enterprise network pays for routers that are then typically managed via the corporate LAN or VPN. Wi-Fi networking vendor Meraki is now aiming to challenge the traditional model of management and acquisition of wired routers with a new cloud-based subscription service for router management and hardware.

"The new Meraki cloud-managed MX50 and MX70 routers include application firewalls as well as traffic shaping features. As opposed to traditional router deployments, the MX50 and MX70 routers are managed via a cloud service deployed by Meraki.

""Organizations have used MPLS tunnels, leased line and other types of high cost dedicated links between branches to connect them all," Kiren Sekar, director of marketing at Meraki told InternetNews.com. "The Meraki device is designed to use commodity Internet connections."

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